He's got a sore throat, I think I should give him antibiotics.
I would't doctor, I've heard that doctors are overprescribing antibiotics and it creates resistance to the bacteria.
I think this should be good for my patient with a sore throat. But my nurse did warn me about overprescribing antibiotics...if I do, then he will get even worse.
Doctors currently prescribe 60% patients antibiotics for sore throats and 73% of their bronchitis patients with antibiotics, when really the actual prescribing rate for sore throats is 10% and nearly 0% for bronchitis. Also, according to a National Health Survey, primary and ER doctors are prescribing antibiotics to patients 60% of the time. The prescribing rate according to Dr Jeffrey Linder is 10%.
I have decided to not give you antibiotics because things like sore throats and bronchitis don't get healed by antibiotics, but instead create resistance to the antibiotics.
Instead of antibiotics, drink warm liquids like broth or tea, or a cold treat like ice pops. Also, you can try to gurgle saltwater.
Wow doc I'm proud of you. You didn't prescribe him antibiotics when he didn't need them.
Yep. I realized antibiotics isn't the way to treat these types of things, but instead with simple cures.